Losing it with Nam and Bear

A weight loss thread for all

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31/12/2007 at 19:36
LOL... welcome Yvonne...  You're now part of a double act!!! 
31/12/2007 at 19:47
Hi Yvonne. Haven't we met somewhere?
31/12/2007 at 20:04
<polishes halo> Have done an hour on the exercise bike. <chucks halo to ground> Then had pancakes for tea. Only 2, though. I had promised my other half that we'd have pancakes tonight, as he is poorly and they would cheer him up. So the bike ride probably pretty much cancelled out the pancake calories, I reckon?
31/12/2007 at 20:07
Also must mention something that touched a nerve for me - Johnny Blaze, you said you were going to "cut down on butter". I salute you! Not for cutting down on the butter, but for actually admitting you eat butter, but are only going to cut down, not cut it out. I have tried every low fat spread on the planet, and I would still rather have a thin scraping of butter, how ever many calories that may be, than any "spread" that exists. I am planning on downsizing my weekday morning toast from 3 slices to 2, but still with butter. I only have one little catering pat on each slice.
Plum    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:11
A Whole pat ..........  jaysus
Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:11

Can I be in if I don't actually weigh myself for a few weeks yet?  Previous uneasy relationship with scales and numbers so would prefer to wait until my clothes feel reasonable before inflicting it on myself!

Re: body fat.  This is pretty much totally lifted from my exercise physiology lecture notes (sorry Trevor) but explains it well I think!  Have added little notes....

Methods of assessment:


            -Hydrostatic weighing (very accurate but not widely available...only specialised

            university research centres etc)

            -Skin-fold thickness technique (4 or 7 site most common)*.  Accurate when done

            by somebody experienced.  Most accurate to get them to do the follow-up

            measurements too....

            -Waist to hip ratio

            -Bioelectrical impedance (Measures amount of current flow through tissue. Fat-            free tissue has greater conductivity = less impedance than fatty tissue)...but not

            very accurate really.  Used in those Tanita scales etc.  Errors depending on

            hydration status etc...and read somewhere that the scales tend to only measure

            lower body fat-shudder.

            -Other lab techniques - Radiography, CT, MRI, DEXA.  DEXA is the technique

             they use for bone scans.  Apparently it's as accurate as the hydrostatic

            weighing but don't think it's licensed for that indication so forget it!

  *Most widely used todayThree or more sites measuredInactive individuals – 4 sitesTrained individuals – 7 site method Bicep, tricep, subscapular, supraspinale, abdominal, front-thigh and medial-calfTypical scores             Elite male athlete (33-57mm); female (45-69mm)                                   

31/12/2007 at 20:13
"lower body fat-shudder"?!!! Yikes.
Plum    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:14


Stripes always did make you lok fat Nam .......

Throws bucket of Sennapods in westerly direction certain of a hit

Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:17

Male body fat % values: 

Age                    16-29                30-49                    >50

Very Low Fat        <7                    <9                 <11           

Slim                             7-12                 9-14                11-16            

Acceptable                  13-17               15-19               17-21            

Over Fat                      18-28               20-30               22-32            

Very Over fat              >28                  >30                  >30

Female in a mo....doesn't like being pasted...

Edited: 31/12/2007 at 20:25
31/12/2007 at 20:18

Kwilter - fancy that! - a pair of Yvonnes. Btw I'm a M by marriage (was a Jenkins) 

Hi Belper, lovely to see you again 

What fab pictures (top 2), Nam.  My before pic is horrendous  - Mr M reffered to it as my jabba the hut pic, (after I had lost the weight that is).

31/12/2007 at 20:25
LOL... Oi... play nicely Plummy!! 
Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:27

Female body fat %s

 Age                            16-29            30-49                   >50

Very Low Fat              <13                  <14                  <16

Slim                             13-20               14-22               16-24

Acceptable                  21-25               23-27               25-29

Over Fat                      26-32               28-34               30-35

Very Over Fat             >32                  >34                  >35

Edited: 31/12/2007 at 20:27
Plum    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:30

Isnt photoshop a womderful thing

31/12/2007 at 20:31

Cheers for all that info Corker... 

Yvonne:  'Jabba'... men....   *tsk*

I was thinking on my way home from work.  I've got a good stone on me more than I should have and I notice it in loads of little ways now..., for example my car is quite low (it's a 2-seater/roadster) and I'm actually dragging myself out of it at the moment...

I'll start tomorrow morning with a run, a that's a promise...  I want my pirate kit to fit nicely in May. 

31/12/2007 at 20:33
I am running tomorrow morning, Nam, not sure what time, but I will prod you if I haven't heard a report of your run by 12!
31/12/2007 at 20:34
There'll be a report by 12!! 
Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 20:34

Back into work I go

Resolution: no more on call "sorry for myself" snacking!

31/12/2007 at 20:35
31/12/2007 at 20:44

I'm starting tomorrow with a run, Mr M and I are doing the Serpentine 10K - although I did 20 miles yesterday so still feel a bit sore in places.  It's going to be a very very slow 10K methinks

Remembered that Mr M posted my before and after pics in his blog......... so if anyones wants to check it out  try here  (not brave enough to put the pics on the thread).

31/12/2007 at 20:49
Yvonne - WOW! That is amazing weight loss - well done!
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